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Preggo Meme

Update on Melody and the like over at  her blog <—-

I’ve been tagged by my sister!

1. How did you find out you were pregnant?

At first I thought I was really bloated… because I was! My stomach was sore and I felt icky and really wasn’t eating due to that. I even got tea that relieves the stomach but it wasn’t helping.  I took a pregnancy test on October 1st, 2007 and I found out I was pregnant.

2. How did you tell your partner (if you have/had one)?

I took the test that morning and he had just left for work. I called him on our direct connect phones and let him know it was positive.  Tons of thoughts were going through our heads wondering if we could properly support this baby…. and in the end, God saw us through.

3. Did you secretly hope for a girl or a boy? I was happy with either but was hoping for a little girl! I have 4 sisters and I miss them all. Melody fills that gap in her own  way and plus I have more experience with girls.

4. Did you feel ready to have a child?

At the time? It was growing on me 🙂

5. What bit of advice did you get that you hated?

Someone said  something about letting your kid cry for hours on end.  I believe it’s important to have lots of bonding between parents and their children.  If baby is crying she needs something to as do all of us.

6. What bit of advice did you get that you appreciated?

To let kids be kids 🙂 No use in letting them grow up too fast. Also, to make decisions with your spouse together about raising our child. Things will run a lot smoother 🙂

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Not the best of news…

No mother ever wants to receive news that their is something wrong with their child, trust me. I got the results back from Melody’s newborn screening and it seems that she tested positive for congenital hypothyroidism and what that is exactly is something that cause your child to grow at a slower pace….. retarded growth and brain development problems. I was reassured that it could be helped with medication… so they are doing more test on her today to really make sure that she has it and they are going to be starting her on this pill that I am going to have to figure out how to crush up and administer it to her… easier for people that formula feed trust me. So, if Melody does have this problem, she will probably have to get a specialist from Emmanuel Children’s Hospital and possibly be taken to get blood drawn all the time so she can be closely monitored.

Please pray for Melody, Justin, and I as we are going through all this. I’ll keep you informed on the situation…

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